What's this American movie? I only remember one scene - two guys, holding a third guy in between them (by his legs and arms); they bust in a door, run down a hallway yelling then dump the third guy into a bathtub full of shit. Aired on Australian TV as the Sunday night movie, c1985. [more inside]
Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times! [more inside]
Can you help me name three childhood movies based on the briefest snippets of scenes? I have only brief glimpses of scenes from three movies I watched on TV when I was a kid (~35 years ago). For years I've thought about those scenes and I'd like to identify the (probably obscure) movies to which they belong. [more inside]
Did a documentary inspire Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy? [more inside]
Can you think of any re-makes that were superior to the original (or even just as good?) The originals of The Browning Version, The Winslow Boy, ...just as examples, were superior to their re-makes. The first Sabrina was wildly better than the later version. Any suggestions for films whose remakes are well worth watching--or actually better than the original?
Are there small databases for music and (less importantly for me), books and movies that are available as sql dumps or flat txt files? [more inside]
Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
FilmFilter: What artistic quality might Shattered Glass and The Ice Storm have in common? Where can I find more of it? [more inside]
Movies featuring news or documentary footage. [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a cheesy movie from the 1980s -- one of the sort that ran on HBO at 1:00 AM on a Friday night. [more inside]
[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks.
[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks. [more inside]
Where can I find a copy of Lady Helen's Escapade? [more inside]
I want to expand my collection of accents. What movies should I watch? I'm especially interested in regional American, UK and Irish accents, but hearing non-native English speakers is helpful as well.
MovieFilter: I recently watched and enjoyed the film All the Real Girls. Specifically, I seem to enjoy movies that are: slow, subtle, somewhat funny, southern, romantic and a bit long. Any suggestions for more things to fit this bill, or does this one movie meet all of my needs in a way that no other can? Hopefully helpful side note: I saw Up In The Air tonight, and also enjoyed it, mainly for the same sense of calm and subtlety I liked in ATRG.
Two horror films from about 10 years ago, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" and Alejandro Amenábar's "The Others", basically have the same twist at the end (which I won't describe here). Are there any other films you've seen with the same twist or similar - released either before (ideally) or since?
[CostumeFilter]: My company is having a Hollywood-themed holiday party in two weeks. Please help me think of a good costume for myself and my boyfriend. Difficulty factors: He has a beard, I'm short and curvy. [more inside]
What are the best movies set at Christmas that aren't actually Christmas movies? [more inside]
What is the meaning of the opening scene in "A Serious Man"? (possible spoilers inside) [more inside]
What's a really good, intelligent movie that's guaranteed to make you feel good? Anything goes except anything with talking animals, animation or anything holiday related.
Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray? [more inside]
How can I LEGALLY pay for or rent and download movies in the UK without using iTunes? [more inside]
What resources (films, books, websites) can I share with my 13 y/o daughter who has expressed a recent keen admiration and care for the American soldier from the Vietnam War era to the present? [more inside]
Please name some sci- fi space movies that have a team of (at least) four characters, a team of heroes that eventually forms organically over the course of the film (ex: Star Wars.) [more inside]
Can you help me find more films like Marley and Me--i.e. films about dogs, but made for adults. [more inside]
What happened to the US public performance rights for many Studio Ghibli (home of director Hayao Miyazaki) animated films? I'm trying to set up a film festival and no one seems to know who owns the rights.. is there any way to find out? [more inside]
Examples of movies about people collaborating on creative projects? [more inside]
Looking for movies with similar monologues like the one Sigourney Weaver gives in Prayers for Bobby.
Looking for movies with similar monologues like the one Sigourney Weaver gives in Prayers for Bobby. [more inside]
My father, a holocaust survivor, is interested in a Polish film called "Requiem dla 500,000" (Requiem for 500,000, directed by Waclaw Kazimierczak and Jerzy Bossak). I was entrusted with the task of getting a hold of it (purchase/download etc). Where should I start? I couldn't find it on Amazon, Google Video, etc.
What brands are, and/or where can I find the notebooks used by Cate Blanchett's and Bill Murray's characters in The Life Aquatic? [more inside]
What are some films with scenes involving clapping/applause? [more inside]
What's the best WWII movies for air battle scenes (domestic or foreign)? [more inside]
Can you think of films with scenes in which a lock (or locker, safe, handcuffs, etc.) is prominent and integral to the plot? I am helping compile a montage of scenes involving locks (like Dial M for Murder key hiding, or Gaslight desk lock opening). Heist films, people getting out of handcuffs, locks being picked -- these things would all be helpful.
I'm looking for films in which someone knows something important but no one will listen to them. Sarah Conner in Terminator 2, Rosemary in Rosemary's Baby, Horton in Horton Hears a Who. Others? Obscure or famous; either is good.
Can you think of any films that include a scene where the characters play Charades, or a similar party game? [more inside]
Licensing foreign films for commercial use follow up... [more inside]
What animated movies star awesome female characters? Bonus points if it's appropriate for a younger children (a 3 year old and a 6 year old), extra special bonus points if it's not utterly irritating to adults. Scary bits may need a certain amount of skipping over.
What foreign film titles are there that involve remarkably realistic characters -and- settings as part of the plot and use a contemporary setting? [more inside]
I'm an aspiring screenwriter and I need help finding an agent or manager. Askme, please help! [more inside]
Help me understand tax credit incentives for filming movies in a particular city/state. How would the production company get enough taxable state income to make a credit worth it?
What films are used in Mastodon's video backdrop for their Crack the Skye tour? [more inside]
Could anyone help me to identify the source material this screenshot is from? [more inside]
Please suggest books and films in which the antagonists are consistently clever, creating complex and elegant (evil?) plots-within-plots to befuddle the protagonist and audience! [more inside]
What scary black-and-white movie, involving bleeding portraits and howling black dogs, did I see back in the '60s? [more inside]
Movie quotes containing the phrase "ten years"? [more inside]
Different ways to watch movies aside from unplugging and moving a rather large iMac around the house? [more inside]
Movie Filter - 70's / early 80's, Disney-esque? intrepid kids getting caught up in some mischief. [more inside]
There's a ridiculously adorable little black dog featured in a scene of the film The Nanny Diaries. What breed of dog is this? [more inside]
We've already had a thread that covers films made in East Germany, but I'm looking for films about East Germany, in the same vein as The Lives of Others and Goodbye Lenin. Recommendations?
Are there any childfree-positive movies or TV shows, i.e., where the protagonists 1) do not have children, 2) explicitly do not want children, 3) are reasonably happy with their choice, and 4) do not change their minds by the end of the story? (Spoilers herein for Four Christmases and Sex and the City.) [more inside]